What is OpenCorporates?
OpenCorporates aims to do a straightforward (though big) thing: have a URL for every company in the world.
Is that all?
Well, no useful though that would be, we're also gradually importing government data relating to companies, and trying to match it to specific companies.
Why do this?
Few parts of the corporate world are limited to a single country, and so the world needs a way of bringing the information together in a single place, and more than that, a place that's accessible to anyone, not just those who subscribe to proprietary datasets.
For more information, please visit OpenCorporates.com.